2013 Tsantali Rapsani Reserve (750ml)

Xinomavro from Rapsani, Thessalia, Greece


The 2013 Rapsani Reserve is a roughly equal blend typical in this appellation of Xinomavro, Krassato and Stavroto, aged for 12 months in 60% used French oak. It comes in at 13% alcohol. This is lively and reasonably expressive, with a fresh feel and moderate tannins. It lacks much concentration, though, and with the tannins calm, that is even clearer (I saw the regular Rapsani at a very different time). The juicy finish is very pleasing, however, and this is a perfect food wine, clean, a little stony, understated and bright. The wine's energy makes up for the modest concentration, for the moment, but it is not clear if it will stay at peak for its useful life. Granting that I did not have them side by side, it doesn't seem that much more impressive than the regular 2013 Rapsani, just somewhat differently styled. It will show better in the low-to-mid-60sF.

87 points, Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (Issue # 231 - Jun 2017)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
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